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What shall I do with all this money? [Dec. 16th, 2009|12:34 pm]
Douglas Spencer
As some of you are aware, I've been doing a bit of clearing up. From time to time I discover unexpected things.

I've found NLG35 in paper money from De Nederlandsche Bank, and FRF2.50 in coins from La République Française. Both of these currencies were yielded in favour of the Euro in 2002. At face value, they'd then have been worth €15.88 and €0.38 respectively -- which would convert into about £14 or $23 today.

So what can I do with it? Can randomly-chosen charities convert this old money into something useful?

Suggestions please.
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[User Picture]From: nwhyte
2009-12-16 01:09 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately the only place you are certain to be able to exchange these currencies for face value in euro is at the central bank of the country in question. I think you may as well hold onto the Francs as souvenirs of a currency gone by; when you are next in Amsterdam it may be worth a detour to De Nederlandsche Bank's offices. I should check in advance with any charity you plan to favour that the cash will actually be useful to them. (Of course there are always the collecting bins at airports.)
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[User Picture]From: jon_a_five
2009-12-16 01:49 pm (UTC)
Sainsburys have drop off bins for old mobile phones and foreign currency that all gets donated to charity.
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[User Picture]From: darth_tigger
2009-12-16 04:16 pm (UTC)
The notes could be laminated and used as bookmarks!
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[User Picture]From: the_maenad
2009-12-16 04:28 pm (UTC)
Even if charities can't convert them for cash they may be able to get something for them from numismatists, same as they do with used stamps.
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From: ladytg
2009-12-16 07:00 pm (UTC)
I would say keep them to show your grandchildren but as I am unsure if Step=Son intends on sprogging I will go with

Keep them to show my children.

Little bits of history are rather enjoyable.
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